Link: The Athletic on NT’s Special Teams

The Athletic has been a refreshing take on college football writing. They’ve decided to get into the bowls with some interest and that is good for our favorite little squad.

Matt Fortuna took a look at the Special Teams and Marty Biagi. It is a good read ($). The piece is interesting in getting a look at how different Marty does his special teams coaching — an emphasis on repetition. It does bring up some questions about the previous set up with Tommy Perry.

While we have been critical of Biagi, his efforts are bearing fruit. The blocked kicks and the scores on special teams were missing for a while. Still, there have been real problems in this area — allowing back-to-back kick return scores, and getting FGs blocked.

In January, Seth Littrell will sign a new assistant and I wonder if he will hire a guy to coach TEs and RBs and give himself more time to be a generalist.

We shall see.